The U.S. Soccer Team Fails to Qualify For the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Were you looking forward to seeing the U.S. men's soccer team compete at the 2012 Olympics in London this summer? Um, yeah, about that...Sorry, but it's not happening, folks. Last night, the U.S. team gave up a stunning goal in stoppage time (you can see the heartbreaking goal given up by U.S. keeper Sean Johnson above) to play to a draw against El Salvador that'll ultimately keep them out of the Olympics for just the second time since 1976.

"This is probably the worst feeling I've ever felt in my life so far as a pro athlete," team captain Freddy Adu said after the game. "This is going to be hard to get over. But at the end of the day, things like this happen. For me, I never want to feel this way again, and I'm going to do whatever it takes to never feel this way again."

Unfortunately, that feeling ain't going away anytime soon. For Adu or for the millions of U.S. soccer fans out there who will suddenly have a lot of time on their hands when the Olympics roll around this summer. Tough luck, guys.

[via ESPN]

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